Atlanta rapper DC Young Fly will co-star with his homeboy Lil Yachty in ‘How High 2’, the sequel to the original 2001 film starring New York Hip Hop vets Method Man and Redman.
But Meth & Red, two of rap’s all-time biggest duos, have yet to be invited to appear in the film, according to reports. And that hasn’t sat well with longtime fans of the iconic twosome.
Count DC Young Fly among those who want to see the two featured in the movie, or at least a follow-up.
“I’m disappointed [they’re not in the movie]… I ain’t reach out [to Meth and Red]. Business is business. You just wish people were apart of it. Every day I was like, ‘Is they coming? Is they gonna be here?'”, DC said to TMZ.
Method Man and Redman made the original movie a hit and cult classic, which is widely viewed as the first commercially impactful “stoner” film.
Method Man recently spoke about being passed over for the film, while making sure to mention there was no beef with either Yachty or DC.
“Me and Meth were not aware they were doing this transaction with the movie. I’m not mad at Yachty or DC Fly. It has nothing to do with them. I’m not even upset because God always places things in the right position,” asserted Redman. “My thing is when you have a brand, like Red and Meth, that kind of helped built and created this entity of How High and shooting a movie on marijuana and being in college – those were all of our ideas. And when the new deal [for part two] came about, we wasn’t involved in it.”
According to Red, he and Meth were blindsided because they thought they were gonna eventually shoot ‘How High 2’–with them as the stars.
“As far as me and Meth know, we were waiting on a new script to read for How High 2,” said Red. “Out of the blue, we get calls from everywhere, like, ‘Yo, Lil Yachty is starring in the movie,’ or ‘MTV picked up How High 2.’ And I’m like, ‘Wait a minute. We got writers that’s writing the movie. We got people up at Universal that’s giving us the green light. What’s going on?'”
Fans are still hoping the two rap icons will be part of the project that they made famous.